Safety and Loss Prevention

Webinar: Risk in the Water Industry - Past Lessons & Identifying Hazards

Webinar: Risk in the Water Industry - Past Lessons & Identifying Hazards
  • Date From 1st March 2023
  • Date To 1st March 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 09:00 GMT. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


Past incidents in the water processing Industries have resulted in catastrophic impacts. To minimise such incidents the industry should take learning from wider industry. This webinar seeks to highlight key lessons to learn and use a standard tool to identify hazards as part of the 6 Stage Hazards Study process.


Steve Murphy, Head of Process Safety, Syngenta

Steve has over 28 years in the Fine Chemical Active Ingredient manufacturing industry (Agrochemical and Pharmaceuticals). He has had increasing involvement in process safety activities such as Hazard Study Leader, preparing technical aspects of COMAH Reports and designing Company-wide Process Safety Standards. He has had various roles including in the Technical Department, as Site Lead Risk Assessor, and as Regional Process Safety Manager. Steve currently sets the direction on Process Safety as Global Head of Process Safety for Syngenta Group.

Kirsty McCall, Process Discipline Lead, MWH Treatment

Kirsty is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Scientist with 15 years of process design experience within the water industry. Kirsty currently works for the MWH Treatment as the Regional Process Discipline Lead within Scotland, and works with her team to deliver water and wastewater treatment solutions for Scottish Water’s non-infrastructure programme of work.

Peter Marsh, Director, XBP Refining Consultants Ltd

Peter gained a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a Diploma in Industrial Studies from Loughborough University (UK) in 1981. He is a Chartered Engineer with more than 40 years; experience in the oil refining and engineering contracting businesses in various technical, operational and leadership roles. Most of his career was spent with BP where he worked at 4 different refineries and in the technical centre. Activities included process technology training, troubleshooting, unit optimisation, turnaround and project support, developing process safety standards, promoting application of technology and sharing best practices. He is currently a self-employed consultant providing independent technical support to oil refineries. His primary focus area within the S&LP SIG is learning from incidents.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Safety and Loss Prevention Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


09:00–10:30 GMT.


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